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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 099706 - PUBLIC POLICIES AND ECONOMICS
Docente Matsaganis Emmanuel , Vecchi Giancarlo
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1098) URBAN PLANNING AND POLICY DESIGN - PIANIFICAZIONE URBANA E POLITICHE TERRITORIALI***AZZZZ099706 - PUBLIC POLICIES AND ECONOMICS

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

Policy Analysis module of the integrated couse aims at familiarising students with the theory and practice of public policy analysis, a political science sub-discipline involved in explaining and predicting the ways in which governments at all levels interact with citizens, companies, ONG and other public and private organisations in the solution of collective problems.

The main aim of the module of Public Econimics is to provide Politecnico di Milano (i.e. non-economics) students with a better understanding of the theory and practice of public economics.


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Students are expected:

- to acquire knowledge, understanding, and capability in managing the fundamentals of the theory and practice of public policy analysis; 

- to acquire a good grasp of how economics can enhance their understanding of complex policy questions, and contribute to the search for better policy solutions.


Argomenti trattati

The class of Policy Analysis will be organised as follows: Introduction: The paradigm of Policy Analysis. The policy cycle. The elements of Public Policies design: the program theory and the evaluation approach: designing output and outcomes of a program; the policy instruments; implementation strategies: the mechanisms approach.  The decision-making process: theories, models, frameworks (the actors and their roles, resources, stake, patterns of interaction, environment), network analysis, strategies for successful decisions. Every year some specific contents are analysed in depth.

 

The structure of the course in Public Economics is as follows:

  1. Capitalism: affluence, inequality, and the environment
  2. Social interactions and economic outcomes
  3. Public policy for fairness and efficiency
  4. Work, wellbeing, and scarcity
  5. Institutions, power, and inequality
  6. The firm: Employees, managers, and owners
  7. Firms and markets for goods and services
  8. The labour market: Wages, profits, and unemployment
  9. The credit market: Borrowers, lenders, and the rate of interest
  10. Banks, money, housing, and financial assets
  11. Market failures and government policy
  12. Governments and Markets in a democratic society

Prerequisiti

Students are required to approach the course with an open mind, curiosity to learn new things, and a willingness to engage with the subject matter seriously and systematically. No prior knowledge is needed.


Modalità di valutazione

099710 - POLICY ANALYSIS - Giancarlo Vecchi

The evaluation for the students attending a minimum of 70% of the classes will be based on:

  • a written paper on the analysis of a possible innovative policy in an urban context; the paper will be the outcome of a group-work and the evaluation will include the oral presentation of the project in class;
  • an individual paper.

Students not able to attend the class will have a written examination based on the two textbooks listed in the bibliography.

 

099709 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS - Emmanuel Matsaganis

Students will be assessed on the basis of their performance in a written exam at the end of the term.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBruno Dente, Understanding Policy Decisions, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-3-319-02519-3
Note:

Abridged English version of the Italian textbook

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBruno Dente, Le decisioni di policy - Come si prendono, come si studiano, Editore: il Mulino, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 978-88-15-23242-7
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBruno Dente, Joan Subirats, Decisiones Publicas - El analysis y estudio de los procesos de decision en politicas publicas, Editore: Ariel, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-84-344-0996-5
Note:

Enlarged Spanish version of the Italian textbook

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBardach Eugene and Pataschnik Eric M., A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis. The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving., Editore: CQ Press-Sage., Anno edizione: 2015
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEconomy, Society and Public Policy http://www.core-econ.org/espp/index.html
Note:

freely available from the website of the Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics (CORE).

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa BeeP
Note:

Texts and other resources are available in BeeP


Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
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Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
60:00
90:00
Esercitazione
20:00
30:00
Laboratorio Informatico
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
0:00
0:00
Totale 80:00 120:00

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